Tara the Ripener
Arya-parichayika-Tara, Tara the Ripener (Yongs su smin mdzad Sgrol ma), for subduing hindrances
Homage to her, engulfed in a fire like the kalpa’s end,
Who sits in the midst of a wreath of flames.
Right leg stretched and left leg bent, she defeats all enemies
Of those who rejoice when the dharma wheel turns.
On a lotus and sun, from BRUM appears Red Tara, very fierce. Her first right hand holds a sword, the second an arrow. Her first left hand holds a wheel, the second one a bow. She is in the Alisha posture. The lord of the type is Amithaba.
Iconography by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
All images of the 21 Taras by Indian artist VV Sarpar.